Mike has just a few days of orthopedics left, and then he starts ED for September. Orthopedics includes a lot of splinting and casting, and I guess he hasn't had the chance to do all of them at work, so he practices on me. If you came over to our house at night, after Claire was in bed, you'd probably see me in the middle of the floor with a splint on each arm, and Mike working on one for my leg. Fun stuff. I actually don't mind, the splints heat up all 'comfy-cozy' (as Claire would say), and besides, this is one of the less invasive skills he's practiced on me.
This past weekend we went to the Art Festival in Old Port, and also caught one of the L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series concerts. Every Saturday throughout the summer, there are free outdoor concerts at the L.L. Bean Flagship store in Freeport. We heard Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, who play some fantastic Cajun music. Claire had a blast dancing. Freeport a really cool town, and its only about 20 minutes from our house. Still, its probably one of the longest drives we've taken since being out here. We've been really spoiled with having everything so close. 20 minutes was only half of Mike's one-way commute to school when we lived in Waukesha. Spoiled, that's what we are.